Dr. King said: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
I have a friend who has her PhD in Electrical Materials Science & Engineering. She had worked in (if memory serves me) Strategic Business Marketing at her former high tech firm, and was six hours from an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin.
She is no longer working in that arena due to downsizing at her former company. She's doing a lot of consulting and is quite capable of teaching at the community college or university level.
She is a mother with children, and a lot of what this article alludes to I've observed in her circumstances. She attacks it not in desperation, but with a quiet dignity and grace that she learned from her mother and at her grandfather's knee. She's mentioned here in Exceptional Women of Color in Technology. She's has an entry in "Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors," on page 126 of the book. She is inspirational and resilient to current economic forces. Hence, my reference to her with regards to this article.
See: Six Ways to Keep Women in Science.